Nyangweso wary of Zoo threat, warns soldiers Ulinzi to protect their armoury


Nyangweso wary of Zoo threat, warns soldiers Ulinzi to protect their armoury
Kenya Defence football team fans cheer their team against Burundi during their East Africa Military Games at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on August 13, 2019. Ulinzi Stars FC won 4-0. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is upbeat ahead of their Kenyan Premier League clash against Zoo Kericho on Sunday at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.
  • The gaffer believes his side has what it takes to overcome any Zoo scare and insists they are keen to get back to winning ways after they were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Kakamega Homeboyz in their last league assignment.

Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is upbeat ahead of their Kenyan Premier League clash against Zoo Kericho on Sunday at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.

The gaffer believes his side has what it takes to overcome any Zoo scare and insists they are keen to get back to winning ways after they were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Kakamega Homeboyz in their last league assignment.

On the other hand, Nyangweso refused to dismiss Ulinzi’s title chances this season despite the 2010 KPL champions falling six points behind league leaders Tusker FC

In a pre-match interview, the tactician has however warned his boys’ not to underestimate Zoo saying relegation threatened sides are difficult to play.

“Zoo are a good team but we hope to continue with our impressive form. It’s however going to be tough to play them and we have to be well prepared. As a coach I would want to be a champion at the end of the season and that’s our target but this all depends on our performances,”  Nyangweso said.

Ulinzi have been missing two of their squad members with custodian Timothy Odhiambo and Cecafa Senior Challenge top scorer Oscar Wamalwa representing the country in the outgoing CECAFA tournament in Uganda.

Ulinzi have been missing two of their squad members with custodian Timothy Odhiambo and Cecafa Senior Challenge top scorer Oscar Wamalwa representing the country in the outgoing CECAFA tournament in Uganda.

Nyangweso admitted that it has not been easy without the duo and believes coming back to the squad will bolster his selection options.

According to the coach, they have a clean bill of health and their main goal is to protect their armory from the enemy’s attack.

”All my players are fit to play,” he said curtly.

On Oscar Wamala and Timothy, he said: “They were phenomenal in Uganda, we had to cope without them. We expect them back to training but not sure if they will be ready to feature against Zoo.”

Wamalwa won the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Golden Boot on three goals and two assists as the curtains came down on tourney yesterday.

He edged Bandari’s Abdallah Hassan to win the award, Abdallah scoring the same number of goals but provided one assist.

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